Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping is a landscaping system that uses as many native, drought-resistant plants as possible and arranges them in efficient, water-saving ways. In other words, xeriscaping is form of landscaping intended to reduce water and fertilizer consumption. Those who have never heard the name may already know its techniques, because its principles are commonly used in landscaping and often work well. Some people who are aware of the concept mistakenly refer to it as “zero-scape,” as in the use of no water. Others have a negative perception of xeriscaping, thinking that the practice involves the use of barren, rocky landscapes and a few cacti. Continue Reading

Shades For Your Patio Or Pool

Shades For Your Patio Or Pool – Shades that are used primarily for recreational purposes are most often seen in homes where there is a backyard pool or backyard patio deck. Depending on the type of backyard, people put up various types of shading. For pools, one might use canopies, cabanas and lateral umbrellas. For patios one might use pergolas, arbors, awnings and also canopies. Continue Reading

Creating A Summer Garden

Everyone can create a summer garden with plenty of character and style. With the vast range of plants now available, there are enough bulbs, annuals and perennials to stock even the biggest beds with bright colors and heady fragrances. Mixing these with carefully chosen shrubs, climbers and garden accessories will allow you to experiment with structure, color and texture and produce superb visual effects in your summer garden. Continue Reading

Outdoor Solar Lighting

Outdoor Solar Lighting – As the weather warms up outside and the leaves start popping out, it’s only natural to start dreaming about a season full of lively deck and garden parties. For your next series of outdoor soirees, why not consider adding a little accent light that culls its power directly from the sun? Without long, ugly extension cables or access to an outlet, these super handy, not to mention environmentally friendly, garden lights will add a warm glow to any occasion. Continue Reading